Automotive Industry

VW expects car market to recover in summer

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-26

Volkswagen expects the car market in Germany to recover in the summer after the automaker was forced to suspend output due to the coronavirus pandemic...

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Car dealers turn to online sales and servicing

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-26

Vehicle sales around the world are being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with end-users either prevented from visiting dealerships by closure or quarantine, or at best fearful of doing so...

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Worst crisis ever : Carmakers line up for recovery cash amid calls to go green

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

While European carmakers cry for help, environmentalists say public money aimed at helping the automotive industry recover from the COVID-19 crisis must be future-proof and geared towards green techno...

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VW to halt Russia output due to supply shortage from Europe

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

Volkswagen Group will suspend its vehicle production in Russia over a supply shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, VW Group Rus said on Tuesday 24 March...

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Aston Martin will shut UK plants after virus hits demand

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

Aston Martin said it will suspend production at its UK factories starting Wednesday 25 March to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, which has hurt demand for its cars...

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UK dealers face service centre dilemma after virus lockdown

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

UK dealer groups have taken different approaches on whether to keep their service centres open after the British government ordered nonessential businesses to close to prevent the spread of the corona...

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VW CEO warns factory closures may drag on for weeks

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-24

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess  warned that the coronavirus crisis may force the company to keep its factories shut for longer than initially planned...

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Germany asks automakers to make medical gear to fight virus

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

The German government asked domestic automakers to consider producing medical equipment such as masks or ventilators to help fight the rapidly spreading coronavirus...

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Europes dealers fear automakers crisis help may not be enough

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

Automakers are working to provide support to independent and manufacturer-owned dealerships as showrooms close all over Europe because of coronavirus restrictions - but some dealers worry that the mea...

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Russian car industry caught between coronavirus and currency fluctuations

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

Automotive plants in Russia are reported to be running out of components as supply shortages caused by the coronavirus continue out of China and South Korea, and disruption spreads across Europe...

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Coronavirus: EU auto industry faces unprecedented crisis

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

The effect of the coronavirus on society and the global economy is unprecedented, with grave consequences for the automobile industry...

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Ford halts output of Transit vans in Turkey

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-20

Ford is pausing production at its plants in Turkey for two weeks in response to the growing coronavirus epidemic, the company said...

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Dacia halts production in Romania

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

Romanian automaker Dacia, owned by Renault Group, will stop production at its Mioveni plant on Thursday until 5 April due to the coronavirus outbreak...

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Renault stops production at Morocco plants

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

Renault Group is shutting down more factories in response to the coronavirus outbreak, adding its assembly plants in Morocco and a powertrain facility in Portugal on Wednesday 18 March...

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Mini, Rolls-Royce to stop production at UK plants

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

Mini and Rolls-Royce will temporarily stop production in the UK as part of parent BMW Group's shutdown of factories during the coronavirus outbreak...

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France vows to support PSA, Renault in virus crisis

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

The French government has told PSA and Renault they are entitled to help such as guarantees on loans and leeway on bills as it seeks to help companies cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandem...

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Daimler AG takes further measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Due to the worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daimler Group has decided to suspend the majority of its production in Europe, as well as work in selected administrative departments, for ...

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Toyota stops production at French factory

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Toyota Europe will halt production at its factory in Valenciennes, northern France, starting on Wednesday 18 March to comply with the country’s lockdown measures designed to stop the s...

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Mercedes, BMW count on new plug-ins to meet CO2 targets

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are adding new plug-in hybrids as they step up their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions to meet tough EU targets...

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Volvo to stop output at Belgian factory

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Volvo will temporarily stop production at its plant in Ghent, Belgium, the company said...

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